I had a spinal fusion done in October, and have been out of the hospital for a month. They put two rods and 21 screws in my back and pretty much broke it back to where it was supposed to be bcz of the scoliosis. I am very upset because I constantly stay in pain and at my appointment yesterday they said that they would need to start taking away some of the pain meds. Why in the world would they need to do that if they are finally starting to help, yet i am not totally pain free? I am scared to death. I cry bcz I am depressed everyday because I did this to myself, I was the one who decided to have the surgery. (Two surgeons recommended it which influenced my decision) If I knew that they were not going to help me control the pain from this only a month after being out of the hospital I dont know what I would have done. Is depression normal after this type of surgery and fear of intense pain normal? Please tell me I am not nuts because I hurt so bad. Thanks for all of your help in advance.
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